Sat 13 Oct - Sat 27 Oct 2018

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Day 1, Sat 13 Oct 2018

International departure

Today you will start your adventure!  When you check in at the airport you will meet the rest of your team.  You can spend the time on the long haul flight to get to know your team mates and understand their reasons for taking on the challenge.

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Day 2, Sun 14 Oct 2018

Arrival in Kathmandu

Today you will arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city.  As you step out of the airport the hustle and bustle of the city will become apparent and you will experience the rich and ancient culture of the Nepalese people.  This evening you’ll have your first team meal and get good rest in the comfort of a hotel.

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Day 3, Mon 15 Oct 2018

Transfer to Pokhara

This morning you’ll have an early start as you start the long drive to Pokhara.  Whilst a bone rattling bus ride it will also be a real experience and you’ll get to see the varied landscape of Nepal as you travel along the Prithvi Highway.  You’ll drive through the lush countryside and pass by some of Nepal’s historic villages and temples.  Upon arriving in Pokhara you’ll be ready to refresh yourself in at hotel and then venture out to explore a bit of Pokhara.

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Day 4, Tue 16 Oct 2018

Trekking starts! Kande to Tokla

Finally the day has come for you to stretch out those travel cramped legs.  After a transfer from Pokhara to Kande you’ll start the trek to Tolka which will take you about 5-6 hours.  You’ll trek through some beautiful forests that almost seem as if they have been manicured, and arrive in the village of Tolka to spend the night.

Altitude: 1700m

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Day 5, Wed 17 Oct 2018

Tolka to Ghandruk

After breakfast at your lodge you’ll start the trek to Ghandruk.  Roughly 6 hours later and having been up and down many steps you’ll arrive in the village. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal.  You can explore the narrow alley ways and admire the views of the Annapurna massif including the famed Fishtail Mountain.

Altitude: 1940m

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Day 6, Thu 18 Oct 2018

Ghandruk to Chhomrong

You’ll have master the early start by now and as you set off hopefully you’ll get another glimpse of the Fishtail before you tackle the steep slate stone stairs.  Once you reach the top you’ll be able to look across the valley towards your destination of Chhomrong.  The beautiful views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail Mountain should keep your mind on the game.  

Altitude:2170m

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Day 7, Fri 19 Oct 2018

Chhomrong to Doban

Today you’ll cross over a suspension bridge above the Chomro Khola and then start another steep ascent passing through some rural mountain villages and catching glimpses of Nepalese mountain life.   You’ll be pleased to know that there is some downhill as you enter into the bamboo forest and eventually reaching to Doban (2600m).

Altitude: 2600m

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Day 8, Sat 20 Oct 2018

Doban to Deuruli

From Doban you’ll trek towards Himalaya passing the Hinku Cave.  The scenery will continue to be awe inspiring and you’ll feel dwarfed as you pass through the valley, crossing streams on small bridges and taking in the fresh mountain air.  A fog may roll in however this only makes the view even more dramatic as you start another ascent towards Deurali know that you have already achieved so much and you will definitely have a good night’s sleep at this altitude.

Altitude: 3230m

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Day 9, Sun 21 Oct 2018

Deuruli to Machhapuchhare Base Camp

Having slept well and feeling fresh you’ll head off to Machhapuchhare Base Camp.  You’ll follow the riverbank until Bagar, it is evident here from the rock fall that it is an avalanche area.

Altitude: 3700m

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Day 10, Mon 22 Oct 2018

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp! Today will see you reach your goal as you trek to Annapurna Base Camp.  Congratulate yourselves and your teammates on your achievements so far.  Stop and take a moment to remember why you took on your challenge.  Admire the 360 view from the amphitheatre of base camp of the giant mountains all around you and relax while you have some lunch before heading back down to Machapuchare Base Camp for the night.

Altitude: 4130m

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Day 11, Tue 23 Oct 2018

Machapuchare Base Camp to Bamboo

As you retrace your steps through the valleys, bamboo and rhododendron forests take the time to appreciate your surroundings now that you have achieved your goal.  At Bamboo camp you’ll spend the evening.

Altitude: 2310

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Day 12, Wed 24 Oct 2018

Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

Today once you reach Jhinu Danda, you can take a dip in the hot springs to relax some undoubtedly aching muscles and knees.

Altitude: 1780m

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Day 13, Thu 25 Oct 2018

Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk

Today is your last day of trek, so with hopefully refreshed legs from the hot springs you will be ready for some celebrations and a night in Pokhara.

Altitude: 1940m

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Day 14, Fri 26 Oct 2018

Pokhara to Kathmandu

An early start today as you head back to Kathmandu by road.  Time allowing you’ll have some time to explore a bit more of Kathmandu before your final night in a hotel and prepping yourself for you flight home.  Take the time on the bumpy road to reflect on the journey you have taken and all of your achievements. 

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Day 15, Sat 27 Oct 2018

Homeward bound

It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal as you set off back home to your friends and family.  Regale them with the stories of your trip and whilst they think you’ve been on a holiday, only those that have trekked will truly understand the challenge and your achievements.

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